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Knotts Berry Farm Getting Ready for a Big 2015

We have a delightful little update for you today from Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, California.  It's the off-season, so most SoCal theme parks, including Knott's, are empty right now. Of course, Disneyland is packed to the gills, which makes this the perfect time of year for you to try a few new things. We'll begin our update...

Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Frontierland

Back in 2009, Yesterland ran a series of “Disneyland Then and Now” articles comparing Disneyland photos from the 1950s to similar photos in 2009. It’s now 2015. Because 2009 is no longer “now,” Werner Weiss went back to the same locations to take another look.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Disneyland Long Ago, Not-So-Long Ago, and Now: Frontierland   When you are...

Colossal Curl Sneek Peek at Adventure Island

Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa's sister water park, recently invited us to a behind-the-scenes tour of their latest water slide under construction, Colossal Curl. True to its name and holding up to four passengers, this mega slide promises to deliver a high-adrenaline, action-packed adventure, making it the ultimate family thrill slide and adding to the waterpark’s combination of corkscrews, waterfalls,...

Disneyland Character Dining – Eat, Drink, and Meet Goofy

We all have our beloved Disney attractions and shows. Whether you run to obtain fastpass for Space Mountain or you wait a full hour before the scheduled parade show time, we all have our must-see, must-do Disney park traditions. However, all those rides and theatrical processions would not nearly be as magical and spectacular without the presence of the...

Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast #126 – 2015 and Beyond

A lot of things happened at the Universal theme parks in 2014 and we covered as much as we could on the show, But! what will 2015 bring? This year sees the 25th anniversary of Universal Studios Florida, as well as the 25th year of Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando, nothing has been officially announced by Universal Orlando Resort yet,...

Animal Kingdom News and Photos

They say it's a jungle out there and we're headed to Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World to take a look at the many changes and projects happening in this lush Disney park. Let's go! That's going to do it for this week's column. How do you all feel about the many changes happening at this park? Do you think...

Disney News Round Up: MiceChat 10 Year & Luigi’s Tires Drive off

Hello Round Up readers! Thank you to all who participated in the MiceChat 10 year anniversary celebration at Disneyland this past weekend, and all who followed along online and sent their well wishes. We want to see your photos and trip reports posted soon on our forums and Facebook pages! This week in Disney News brings us more information...

MiceAge Update: Disneyland Diamonds, Tires and Ghosts

Some of the 60th Anniversary plans were finally revealed, although in a rather underwhelming presentation on Main Street USA that TDA’s execs cut and changed a half dozen times in the days leading up to the modest press event. And while the Disney Parks Blog also finally fessed up about the plans for Luigi’s Flying Tires we told you...

Luigi’s Flying Tires prepares to fly away as Disneyland continues to get ready for its Diamond Celebration

It may not be even three years old, but one of Cars Land's three attractions will fly away forever next week to make way for a new attraction. Luigi's Flying Tires at Disney California Adventure struggled to find an audience after guests couldn't figure out how to properly operate the ride and now Disney hopes to fix that problem...

Mousetalgia Podcast 329: The Story of Disneyland auction; Glen Keane

Team Mousetalgia discusses the hobby of collecting Disneyana this week as we talk with Mike Van Eaton, the proprietor of Van Eaton Galleries, about his current exhibition titled "The Story of Disneyland," a massive auction of a single collector's treasure trove of nearly 1,800 pieces including Disneyland props, ephemera, souvenirs and memorabilia. Van Eaton discusses the exhibition, and also...

Gigantic MiceChat 10 Year Anniversary Weekend, February 6th, 7th, 8th

It's hard to believe that 10 years have gone by so quickly. So many things have happened in that time. So many friendships, and events, and Disney news stories. Today, there are nearly 100,000 registered MiceChatters, but we are still very much the little site of Disney nerds who just want things to be the best they can be. To...

Disneyland Under Wraps

As MiceChat prepares for a huge Ten Year Anniversary Celebration this weekend, we are a little busy.  Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are busy as well.  With an aggressive roster of refurbishments and overhauls, the two parks are doing everything they can to get the resort ready for the big, 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration beginning in May.  The attractions...

Yesterland: Mine Train Through Nature’s Wonderland

This new and expanded version of one of Yesterland’s original articles from 1995 now includes photos that have never before been published. Welcome to a great attraction in the tradition of the Jungle Cruise—only this time it’s the environment and animals of North American wilderness areas instead of those of the world’s jungles.   Read the YESTERLAND article HERE: Mine Train Through...

Walt Disney World Coasters

A popular planning question that always seems to be making the rounds usually goes something like “Will my kid like (insert ride here)?” While this question can't truly be answered since it's so subjective, I thought I'd share a quick rundown of the right coast coasters for your planning pleasure from family friendly to fast and furious. 1. The Barnstormer Located...

Becoming an Imagineer Begins With Your Mindset

Lots of questions are asked about being an Imagineer. What classes do I have to take? How do you apply? What’s the secret? Can you get me in? All of these are great questions, and I'd like to share the answers with you in the months to come. However, there’s one question that should be number 1 on the list...

Getting Deep on Tomorrowland ’98 with Tony Baxter – Season Pass Podcast

Memorial Day Weekend in May of 1998, I was 18 years old, a senior in high school, participating in Magic Music Days at Disneyland. While I was playing percussion with a high school band to accompany a Disney movie (I believe it was Pocahontas), Doug Barnes, who had deserted band as an elective due to major burnout, decided to...

News From All Around the World

This week, we have news and photos from Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and the Magic Kingdom! Lots of photos, so let's get this show on the road! That's going to do it for this week! How do you all feel about the changes and construction at these three parks? Let us know in the comments! If you appreciate...

Disney News Round Up: MiceChat 10 Year and Disneyland Changes!

Hello Round Up readers! This week we bring even more information about two big anniversaries, MiceChat's 10th and Disneyland's 60th. There's all sorts of discussion on confirmed and rumored refurbishments in the parks. Full information about the new night time offerings and the new Night Time Parade that is coming to Disneyland Resort! In our rumors and armchair Imagineering,...

MiceChat Podcast Returns – Disney Bling Bling and Other Things

The MiceChat crew discusses Disney park news and what's coming to a theme park near you in 2015. Of course, the big news comes from Disneyland, where the 60th "Diamond" anniversary is on the way with three big new shows and surprises. And please help us welcome a new host to the show, The Fabulous Disney Babe. Direct Download  |  ...

Disafterdark Series 3, Episode 6 – L’Episode De La Shareholder

Today we are joined by Martin, a Disneyland Paris shareholder who has recently attended the shareholder meeting. We sit, drink and talk about all the goings on at that meeting and what is coming out of it. All neat and pretty, then on with the show. Even if you don't use iTunes, it will really help us build up the awareness...